With Agitator Patents (Class 241/98)
  • Publication number: 20150014457
    Abstract: Apparatus for mixing feed materials for animals includes a tub carried on a trailer with at least one mixing auger mounted in the tub standing upwardly from the base with a peripheral flight for rotating about an upstanding axis and carrying a plurality of cutting members extending outwardly. A pair of adjustable restricting plates is carried in respective slots on the peripheral wall at diametrically opposite positions at a height on the peripheral wall aligned with said at least one mixing auger and movable inwardly and outwardly of the wall. Each of the plates carries an elongate magnet along its innermost edge so as to be spaced from and separate from the wall of the tub for attracting and collecting metallic materials in the feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: John Close
  • Publication number: 20140209727
    Abstract: A drug compounding skid for sterile transfer of a compounded drug. The skid includes vessels configured to form a sterile seal of a drug contained therein. The skid may include a sterilization system, a drug transfer system, and a cleaning system. The skid may be used to perform sterile transfer of a compounded drug from the vessels to a holding tank. A skid may include a plurality of drug compounding tanks with agitation devices mounted thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Jose Gonzalez-Miranda, Brad Borgwald, Thomas Buckley, Barry Hart
  • Publication number: 20140209713
    Abstract: A debris grinder interfaces directly with a typical roll-off container and a typical roll-off truck. By interfacing to the roll-off container, there is no need to feed waste by hand—an operation that is often dangerous to those operating the equipment. By interfacing with a typical roll-off truck, the debris grinder becomes mobile for spreading of the ground debris into the soil around the construction site. The debris grinder includes a skid portion for supporting and holding the roll-off container, a grinder portion for grinding debris from the roll-off container and depositing the ground-up debris onto the soil at the job site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: GATEWAY NATIONAL STORAGE, LLC
    Inventors: Paul J. Simon, Matthew C. Ruthig
  • Publication number: 20140197257
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a material handling, processing and milling facility which utilizes ball milling as a means for material grinding, mixing or mechanical alloying of materials. The system includes an automatic ball charging, agitating and indexing assembly, constructed and arranged to deagglomerate and directly distribute a plurality of grinding balls to the facility. Additional components of the system include an open raceway, in mechanical engagement with the automatic ball charging, agitating and indexing assembly, a bucket elevator for receiving the grinding balls from the open raceway and elevating them to a gravity fed transport system, at least one transporting device for receiving the grinding balls from the bucket elevator; and a ball mill for receiving the grinding balls from the at least one transporting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: KNIGHT INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT INC.
    Inventors: Raymond J. Foucher, Christopher S. Lazenby, Brian M. Popp, Robert C. Knight
  • Patent number: 8721167
    Abstract: A kneading and granulating machine comprises: a container containing a material to be kneaded; a kneading member, which moves along the inner wall surface of the container and revolves and spins at the same time within the container; and a crushing blade, which revolves and spins at the same time within the container to shear the material to be kneaded in the container. The kneading member comprises a blade having a shape corresponding to the inner wall surface of the container, which enables kneading the material to be kneaded between itself and the inner wall surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Shinagawa Machinery Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Watano, Hiroki Oishi
  • Publication number: 20140001294
    Abstract: A stirred mill comprises a container for containing grinding media and a material to be ground. The container has a longitudinal axis, and an agitator arranged in said container along said longitudinal axis. A restrictor plate is arranged in said container, extending across said longitudinal axis, and arranged to be positioned on top of the grinding media. A method of simulating a grinding process of a stirred mill of a first height in a stirred mill of a second height is also disclosed, wherein said second height is less than said first height. Further, a method of grinding material in a stirred mill is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: METSO MINERALS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Charles Allen
  • Publication number: 20130221142
    Abstract: A shredding and/or mixing trailer has a frame on which a body is mounted, shredding and/or mixing mechanisms being inside the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventor: Carlo SCIRPO
  • Publication number: 20130119575
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for recycling plastic waste material, including shredding the waste material in a universal shredder apparatus and washing the waste material. The apparatus and method includes a dryer apparatus for drying substantially all moisture from the plastic, and an agglomeration process that is performed in an agglomeration apparatus which receives the dry film material from the dryer and creates a course mix of chopped material. Multiple in-line extruders process the cleaned plastic with filter screens positioned after each extruder to mix and filter the plastic into a final uniform mixed product harvested by a pelletizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: NEXTLIFE ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: NEXTLIFE ENTERPRISES, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130119173
    Abstract: The invention at hand relates to a rotor disk (1) to be inserted into a receptacle (2) for the treatment of polymers, having a disk body (3) on whose top side (4) mixing and/or comminuting tools (5) are providable and on whose opposite underside (6) a number of conveying ribs (7) extending from the interior to the exterior are provided with which during operation polymer particles are transportable towards the exterior or, respectively, that during operation exert a force directed from the center (8) of the rotor disk (1) towards the exterior on the polymer particles grasped by the conveying ribs (7). In accordance with the invention it is provided that the conveying ribs (7) are curved concavely in the direction of rotation or, respectively, of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen
    Inventors: Manfred Hackl, Klaus Feichtinger, Gerhard Wendelin
  • Publication number: 20130099034
    Abstract: The present invention provides a food waste disposal system comprising a load cell located between the housing fixture and the support frame so that the load cell measures the weight of the food waste disposal system and sends the warning message to a control touch panel installed on the front upper plate of the food waste disposal system in case the user inserts more food waste than maximum allowable weight limit of the food waste disposal system. Two rotational shafts are aligned in parallel along the horizontal direction of the food waste disposal system with a screw-shaped ribbon connected to the rotational shaft by a ribbon supporter and a mixing blade is installed on at the one end of the rotational shaft, so that food waste inserted in the mixing basin is effectively mixed, crushed, decomposed and drained out through a washing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Chun Il Koh
  • Publication number: 20130099033
    Abstract: Milling apparatus suitable for mechano-chemical breakdown of contaminated media reliant upon housed ball mill units each able to be cradle mounted to receive a rotational drive of a shaft and to feed material downwardly from housing to housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Bryan Geoffrey Black, Owen Ross Williams
  • Publication number: 20120147693
    Abstract: Ice-shaving cocktail shaker. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a cocktail shaker of the present disclosure, the cocktail shaker comprises a container sized and shaped to receive a quantity of ice and optionally a quantity of liquid, and at least one shaver insert positioned within the container, the at least one shaver insert configured to shave some or all of the quantity of ice when the ice is shaken within the container. In another embodiment, the at least one shaver insert defines at least one cutter portion configured to shave some or all of the quantity of ice when the ice is shaken within the container. In yet another embodiment, the at least one cutter portion is relatively sharp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: SHAKER INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: John BAHLENHORST, Todd Larson
  • Publication number: 20120138719
    Abstract: A system for breaking up caked materials in a hopper car having a gravity discharge outlet is shown. The system includes an agitator that is a compressible strut linked through a rod to an externally driven crank shaft and a crank arm disposed above the discharge outlet. The system further includes at least one energizing coil coupled with the strut that provides irresistible force to caked material in the vicinity of the strut to initiate crumbling when the crank shaft is rotated, and to progressively crumble caked material along the length of the coil. The system further may have scrubbing panels along slope sheets of the hopper coupled with the coil, and may have arch members coupled with the energizing coils to provide further progressive agitation of caked material in the hopper car.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: HOLDEN INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Robert B. Winsor
  • Publication number: 20120091609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an assembly for recycling plastic materials, comprising the following processing steps: a) reprocessing the raw material, wherein the material, if necessary, is comminuted and brought into a fluid-like form and heated and permanently mixed, while preserving the lumpiness and pourability thereof, and optionally the viscosity thereof is increased and/or it is degassed, softened, dried and/or crystallized; b) melting the reprocessed material, at least so much that filtration is possible; c) filtering the melt in order to remove impurities; d) homogenizing the filtered melt; e) degassing the homogenized melt; and f) discharging and/or subsequently processing the melt, such as by granulation, blown film processing, with said processing steps being carried out consecutively in the order listed (FIG. 2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: EREMA ENGINEERING RECYCLING MASCHINEN UND ANALAGEN
    Inventors: Klaus Feichtinger, Manfred Hackl, Gerhard Wendelin
  • Publication number: 20120074248
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation from sources of compressed loosefill insulation is provided. The machine includes a shredding chamber having an outlet end and a plurality of shredders configured to condition the loosefill insulation. The plurality of shredders is configured to operate at variable rotational speeds. A discharge mechanism is mounted at the outlet end of the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured for distributing the conditioned loosefill insulation into an airstream provided by a blower. The blower is configured to operate at variable rotational speeds. The plurality of shredders, the discharge mechanism and the blower are configured to operate on a single 15 ampere, 110 volt a.c. power supply. The variable rotational speeds of the plurality of shredders are configured to provide variable flow rates of the loosefill insulation and the variable rotational speeds of the blower are configured to provide variable flow rates of the airstream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Evans, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20120036881
    Abstract: An apparatus for breaking ice clumps in a refrigerator. The apparatus includes an ice storage bin, an axle rotatably supported by an ice storage bin, an actuator operatively coupled to the axle and an ice breaker operatively coupled to the actuator. The ice breaker moves in a reciprocal manner upon the driving of the axle and the actuator. Such reciprocal movement of the ice breaker breaks ice clumps in the storage bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne E. LAWSON, Daniel S. RENZ, Arun Madhav TALEGAONKAR, Geoffrey Lee RANARD
  • Publication number: 20110315799
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) has a batch container (110) having one or more openings (120) for the introduction of the substances to be processed, one or more openings (130) for the discharge of the processed substances, and a process chamber (140) having a rotor (150) and a stator (160), the rotor (150) mounted rotatably about a rotational axis (155) with respect to the stator (160) for the purpose of processing substances introduced into the process chamber (140). The stator (160) has a working surface (161) which is inclined at an angle W1 in relation to the rotational axis (155) of the rotor (150) and the rotor (150) has a working surface (151) which is inclined at an angle W2>W1 in relation to the rotational axis (155) of the rotor (150), such that the working surfaces (161, 151) of stator (160) and rotor (150) are disposed at an acute angle relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: FRYMAKORUMA AG
    Inventors: Thomas Merle, Stefan Wienberg
  • Publication number: 20110309175
    Abstract: Milling apparatus suitable for mechano-chemical breakdown of contaminated media reliant upon housed ball mill units each able to be cradle mounted to receive a rotational drive of a shaft and to feed material downwardly from housing to housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Bryan Geoffrey Black, Owen Ross Williams
  • Publication number: 20110284672
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a vertical feed mixer including a hopper for holding a composition to be mixed that contains strands of feed material. A vertically oriented mixing member is positioned in the hopper, wherein the mixing member includes a helical member and a shaft and is rotatable about a vertical axis in a direction to promote an upward flow of the composition to be mixed proximate the shaft. The helical member has an outer helical edge, a cutting blade at the outer helical edge and a cutout at the outer helical edge. The cutout and the cutting blade cooperate with each other to reduce mixing power consumption and improve mixing action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: John Baker
  • Patent number: 8061568
    Abstract: A fiber blowing and filling machine comprising a hopper, a dispensing assembly located below the hopper, a drive assembly and a blower. The dispensing assembly comprises a housing having two longitudinally opposite apertures, namely, an air inlet aperture connected to the output of the blower and an exit aperture. The housing is equipped with a paddle mounted to a shaft that is above the apertures. The paddle is assembled from individual components, forming a plurality of vanes having flexible edges that contact the surfaces of the housing to create a pocket when the apertures are between a pair of the vanes. The fiber from the hopper flows into the housing and gets collected between a pair of the vanes, which rotate further to form the pocket. The fiber in the pocket is then blown out through the exit aperture by the air from the blower output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Janis E. Fenton
  • Publication number: 20110272506
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blender, for example a hand blender, for mixing or comminuting foodstuffs in a work area of the blender. The blender comprises an illumination device for illuminating the work area, said illumination device being integrated in the blender. According to the invention the illumination device is designed to emit pulsed light signals in a stroboscopic manner in order to facilitate the observation of the mixing or comminuting procedure. The present invention further relates to a method for operating a blender having an illumination device for illuminating the work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Bernhard Boland, Thomas Steiner
  • Publication number: 20110226878
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for the grinding of industrial minerals to fine powders. The system includes a grinding chamber having a generally vertically oriented agitator that is rotated to stir the grinding media intermixed with a feedstock. As the agitator stirs the grinding media and feedstock, there is a retaining plate that is also located within the grinding chamber and positioned atop of the grinding media to prevent the expansion of the grinding media when it is being stirred. The retaining plate has one or more openings to allow the finely ground feedstock to pass upwardly therethrough but to prevent any grinding media from passing through the retaining plate. Introduction of the feedstock may be through one or more hollow support rods that locate the retaining plate in the desired location within the grinding chamber. The support rods are locked into position when the retaining plate is properly located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Martin, Steven M. Uptain, Raymond T. Hemmings
  • Publication number: 20110226814
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end configured to receive the loosefill insulation. A lower unit is associated with the chute and includes a shredder configured to shred the loosefill insulation and an agitator configured to finely condition the loosefill insulation. The lower unit includes a shredder guide shell positioned partially around the shredder and an agitator guide shell positioned partially around the agitator. A discharge mechanism is positioned in the lower unit. The discharge mechanism has a top inlet positioned below the agitator such that loosefill insulation exiting the agitator is allowed to fall in a substantially vertical direction from the agitator into the top inlet of the discharge mechanism. The position of the shredder guide shell at a passageway is offset in a vertical direction from the position of the agitator guide shell at the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Michael E. Evans
  • Publication number: 20110186668
    Abstract: An electrically-driven kitchen machine (10), comprising a food mixer or a food processor, has a support platform (33) for supporting a receptacle (60) for foodstuffs to be mixed or otherwise processed. The machine has an electric motor used to drive mixing or processing tools disposed in the receptacle (60); and a heater (71) for heating the foodstuffs in the receptacle. In order to ensure that the temperature of the foodstuffs is accurately determined, the base of the receptacle (60) consists of multiple layers, comprising a first metallic material (63), such as aluminium, having a relatively high thermal conductivity, sandwiched between outer (62) and inner (64) skins of a second metallic material of lower thermal conductivity than the first metallic material, and the machine (10) is also provided with first and second probes (80 and 81), each protruding through the receptacle-supporting platform (33) and urged upwardly to contact the inner skin (64) and the first metallic material (63) respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: KENWOOD LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Seidler, Keith Leaman
  • Patent number: 7971814
    Abstract: A machine for distributing blowing wool from a bag of compressed blowing wool is provided. The machine includes a shredding chamber having an outlet end. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to shred and pick apart the blowing wool. A discharge mechanism is mounted at the outlet end of the shredding chamber and is configured for distributing the blowing wool into an airstream. The discharge mechanism includes a housing and a plurality of sealing vane assemblies mounted for rotation. The housing has a wrap angle of approximately 240°. The sealing vane assemblies are configured to seal against the housing as the sealing vane assemblies rotate. The housing includes an eccentric segment extending from the housing. A blower is configured to provide the airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism. The sealing vane assemblies become spaced apart from the housing as the sealing vane assemblies rotate through the eccentric segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Evans, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20110108647
    Abstract: Blender whose operation presents a sound level lower than that of other equipment available in the market. This effect is obtained by the combination of construction details that associated, result in a differential operation volume. The first construction detail is the design of the blender jar (1) that facilitates the motion of the contents when the equipment is working. The second is presented in a system to absorb shocks during the transmission of the engine motion (5) to the crushing blades (2), minimizing the vibration of the assembly. The third construction detail is the connection system of the engine (5) with the transmission axle of the crushing blades (2) that also helps the decrease of vibration of the equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventor: Vanderlei Buzian
  • Publication number: 20110057062
    Abstract: A kitchen appliance (10) for processing food, and in particular for producing blended beverages, from solid or liquid foodstuffs, such as fruit, vegetables, and the like, is provided. The kitchen appliance (10) includes a drive unit (12), which has a cutting and/or stirring unit (20), and is swivel-mounted in a support unit (14) so that the drive unit (12), together with the cutting and/or stirring unit (20), can be swiveled from a rest position into an operating position and back again. In addition the kitchen appliance (10) includes an attachment section (18) that is designed to accommodate a mixing container (30) in such a way that the attachment section (18) and the mixing container (30) define a hermetically sealed mixing space in which the cutting and/or stirring unit (20) is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Werner Schleinzer
  • Publication number: 20100243777
    Abstract: A meat mincing and mixing machine with a dual mode operation has a tilting mixing vat with inner rotating mixing blade fixed to a longitudinal horizontal axis, a unit for actuating the tilting mixing vat, a support and fixation device for supporting the axle detachably together with the mixing blades for cleaning and maintenance, a mincing body supporting the vat, separated by a sliding track door, and provided with a mincing spindle located inside the mincing body with a horizontal axis and a longitudinal direction, parallel to the longitudinal horizontal axle of the mixing blades and aligned against a front exit mouth, a protective casing covering the front exit mouth and rotating about a lower axle, a unit for actuating the mincing spindle, a folding screen provided at the rear of the vat and protecting against splattering, and actuation controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Juan Vila Bonas
  • Publication number: 20100230441
    Abstract: A machine for distributing loosefill insulation is provided. The machine includes a chute having an inlet end configured to receive the loosefill insulation and a lower unit associated with the chute. The lower unit includes a first and second shredder configured to shred and pick apart the loosefill insulation and an agitator configured for final shredding of the loosefill insulation. The lower unit further includes a first shredder guide shell positioned partially around the first shredder, a second shredder guide shell positioned partially around the second shredder and an agitator guide shell positioned partially around the agitator. A discharge mechanism is positioned in the lower unit and is configured to discharge loosefill insulation from the lower unit. The position of a second end of the first shredder guide shell is offset in a vertical direction from the position of a second end of the second shredder guide shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Michael W. Johnson, Michael E. Evans, Agustin Hernandez, Robert J. O'Leary, Christopher M. Relyea, Brian K. Linstedt, Hugo E. Eccles, Jeffrey W. Servaites, John B. Youger, Gregory J. Merz, Joseph M. Sexton, Jeffrey D. Accursi, Christopher H. Kujawski, Robert O'Grady, Keith A. Grider
  • Patent number: 7762484
    Abstract: A machine is provided for distributing blowing wool from a source of compressed blowing wool. The machine is configured to discharge the blowing wool into distribution hoses. The machine including a shredding chamber having an outlet end. The shredding chamber includes a plurality of shredders configured to condition the blowing wool. A discharge mechanism is mounted at the outlet end of the shredding chamber. The discharge mechanism is configured for distributing the conditioned blowing wool from a discharge mechanism outlet end into an airstream provided by a blower. A choke is positioned between the outlet end of the shredding chamber and the discharge mechanism. The choke is configured to direct heavier clumps of blowing wool to the shredding chamber for further conditioning and configured to allow conditioned blowing wool to enter the discharge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W. Johnson, Michael E. Evans, Todd M. Jenkins, Christopher M. Relyea
  • Publication number: 20100170972
    Abstract: An aspect of the invention provides a wet medium stirring, crushing, and dispersing machine achieving a high crushing and dispersing effect and high processing efficiency even in a low stirring member stirrer tip speed at which a processed material is not damaged, without particularly increasing the cost. In the wet medium stirring, crushing, and dispersing machine in which beads and slurry are caused to flow to crush and disperse the processed material in the slurry by rotation of a stirring member mounted in a crushing vessel, a small through-hole is made in order to rapidly narrow a flow passage of an in-flow fluent material to generate an orifice contracted flow, and the orifice contracted flow disturbs vectors of the flowing beads to effectively increase a speed difference ?V between the beads, thereby securing and improving the desired crushing and dispersing effect and the processing efficiency even in the low stirrer tip speed operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: AIMEX. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro Igarashi
  • Publication number: 20100140381
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and an apparatus for the treatment of a material in the form of fragments or particles which is moved and/or rotated, mixed, heated and, if appropriate, comminuted by at least one mixing element (12, 21) in a receiver or cutter-compactor (1), where, in the course of the process, undesired substances which impair the treatment of and/or further operations on the material are removed from the material by introducing a gas, in particular air or an inert gas, in a region below the level of the material located in the receiver (1) during its operation, or below the level of material of the mixing vortex which forms within the receiver (1), where the gas is forced to flow through at least a subregion of the material, and where the gas then saturated with, or with an increased concentration of, undesired substances is discharged from the receiver (1) in a region above the level of the material located in the receiver (1) during its operation or above the level of the material of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Georg Weigerstorfer, Klaus Feichtinger, Peter Pauli
  • Publication number: 20100051221
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a product of integrated cellulose and fibrous materials. The method includes blending cellulose particles and polymeric fibres into a cellulose and polymeric fibre blend. The blend is heated to a temperature at which the polymeric fibres begin to melt and to bond with the cellulose particles, so as to form a product of integrated cellulose and fibrous materials. An apparatus for the method includes a first conveying means, a second conveying means, a blending means and a heating means. The apparatus further include a primary shredder and a secondary shredder for shredding the cellulose material, typically recycled newsprint, prior to mixing with the polymeric fibrous material. A shredder is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: ENVIROBATT PTY. LTD.
    Inventor: Alan Lyle Griffiths
  • Publication number: 20100011974
    Abstract: A refreshment preparation apparatus (10) is described. The apparatus comprises a chilled pulveriser assembly for pulverising a frozen ingredient, a chilled storage assembly for storing the pulverised ingredient and dispensing apparatus (16) for dispensing the pulverished ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventor: David Onstott
  • Publication number: 20090308960
    Abstract: A device for granulating and/or mixing, in particular for a pharmaceutical active agent formulation, comprising a cylindrical granulation chamber (10) that can be closed with a lid (31). A rotating agitator (6) is arranged at the bottom of said granulation chamber (10), and a rotatable chopper (20) is arranged around the perimeter thereof. An insert (34) reducing the holding volume is attached to the lid (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Rolf-Stefan Brickl, Thomas Haegele
  • Publication number: 20090242673
    Abstract: Disclosed is a media mixing mill, which is capable of obtaining a high-quality product while ensuring adequate pulverization/dispersion functions. The media mixing mill of the present invention comprises a grinding container having a material inlet and a spherical-shaped grinding chamber, an agitating member rotatably installed inside the grinding chamber and in adjacent relation to an inner wall of the grinding container, grinding media contained in the grinding chamber, and a centrifugal-type media-separating member rotatably disposed inside the grinding chamber and in opposed relation to the agitating member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Ishikawa
  • Publication number: 20090179099
    Abstract: An agitator mill for treating free-flowing grinding stock has a grinding receptacle and an interior stator disposed therein. A rotatably drivable annular cylindrical rotor is disposed between the interior stator and the receptacle wall, with a grinding chamber being defined between said rotor and the receptacle wall. A grinding-stock discharge conduit is formed between the rotor and the interior stator (22) which is connected to the grinding chamber by means of a deflection conduit. Devices are provided for preventing the carry-over of auxiliary grinding bodies from the grinding chamber into the grinding-stock discharge conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: Bühler AG
    Inventors: Norbert Stehr, Philipp Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20080196602
    Abstract: A blender and juicer system involving a blender container, having an open top and an open bottom, and a removable juicer member being open at each end and adapted for insertion into the blender container. The blender container is adapted to prevent the over-insertion of the removable juicer member. The inserted juicer member is adapted to engage operatively the interior of the blender container. The blender and juicer system also involves a plunger adapted for insertion into the juicer member. The inserted plunger is utilized during a juice extraction operation. The plunger includes a top exterior lip that defines the optimal range of plunger insertion into the juicer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Lenny Sands
  • Publication number: 20080197218
    Abstract: A material to be treated containing solid particles in a liquid is stirred together with milling media, and irradiated with ultrasonic waves during stirring to finely mill the solid particles to nanometer size and disperse the solid particles in the liquid. The ultrasonic waves create cavitation in the liquid and upon decay of the cavitation, shock waves are produced that cause the solid particles to vigorously collide with one another and with the milling media and these collisions, together with the shearing forces created by collision of the milling media, can produce on a commercial scale nano particles having an average particle size of at most 100 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Takamasa Ishigaki, Ji-Guang Li, Kimitoshi Sato, Hidehiro Kamiya, Yoshitaka Inoue, Choji Hatsugai, Takashi Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20080099592
    Abstract: A hogging, sometimes known as reducing, apparatus for reducing wood waste into hog fuel, though some embodiments may also be used for reducing other materials including demolition timber, demolition masonry, mild steel scrap (thin sections), soft metal scrap, recycled cans, recycled glass, recycled plastic, soft rocks, occasionally hard rocks, recycled roading and asphalt, old tyres, and certain green garden waste. The apparatus includes a drum (40) inclined to the horizontal and into which raw material can be fed at its upper end. Rotation of the drum (40) assists driving raw material towards reducing elements (45) positioned at an angle near its (40) lower end. Screening apertures (41) allow sufficiently comminuted material to pass therethrough for removal. Optional features include internal agitators (60) for improving processing and screening, assisted drying of raw material by motor exhaust (71), and initial pre-screening of foreign material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventor: Rodney Warwick Sharp
  • Patent number: 7329425
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for naturally recycling poultry carcasses for use as a nutritional supplement, the apparatus generally consists of four modules: an enzymatic digest medium mixing assembly that self adjusts for pH; a mobile grinding assembly mounted on a truck trailer; a digesting and emulsifying assembly which includes a heated tank and separator; and a drying system. Carcasses are loaded into the grinder, and the ground carcasses are pumped into a storage tank with the enzymatic digest medium to produce a protein soluble mixture. The particle size of this mixture is then further reduced, and transported to a centralized and stationary processing plant for digesting and emulsifying. The remaining emulsified proteins are then dried. The resulting pellet-like pieces are uniformly sized for packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Naturally Recycled Proteins, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Scott Darling, Don Scott Darling
  • Patent number: 7226778
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for naturally recycling poultry carcasses for use as a nutritional supplement, the apparatus generally consists of four modules: an enzymatic digest medium mixing assembly that self adjusts for pH; a mobile grinding assembly mounted on a truck trailer; a digesting and emulsifying assembly which includes a heated tank and separator; and a drying system. Carcasses are loaded into the grinder, and the ground carcasses are pumped into a storage tank with the enzymatic digest medium to produce a protein soluble mixture. The particle size of this mixture is then further reduced, and transported to a centralized and stationary processing plant for digesting and emulsifying. The remaining emulsified proteins are then dried. The resulting pellet-like pieces are uniformly sized for packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Naturally Recycled Proteins , LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Scott Darling, Don Scott Darling
  • Patent number: 7169263
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coarse dirt collector (7) for removing coarse material from a pulper (1). The coarse dirt collector (7) comprises a support arm (8) with a collecting basket (9). The collecting basket (9) consists of a frame (11) on which tines (Z) are fixed by means of a grid. The coarse dirt collector can be pivoted into and out of the pulper, to which end it moves about an axis of rotation (A) positioned at an angle to the plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis (P) of the pulper. Said angle is between 20° and 40°. The advantage of said device is that the coarse dirt collector (7) has to carry out only one movement between its collecting and unloading position and unloading can take place automatically without need for a special scraping device. Because of the position of the tines (Z) there is no risk of undesirable loss of coarse material prior to unloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Fea Gesellschaft F. Recycling V.E.U.A.M.
    Inventors: Harry Wiljan, Roland Carra
  • Patent number: 7052599
    Abstract: An apparatus and method recycles the abrasive fluid or slurry effluent used in the polishing step in the manufacture of semiconductors. Agglomerations of abrasive grains built up in the slurry effluent are crushed using a mill, ultrasonic oscillation, or pressurized circulation. The slurry effluent is then regenerated and reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroshi Osuda, Toru Matoba, Masataka Fukuizumi
  • Patent number: 6742529
    Abstract: A system for recycling reusable resin mold products recovered from discarded apparatuses is disclosed. This recycling system includes a crushing system for crushing resin mold products one kind by one kind into crushed resinous pieces and packing the same in a bag, a classification system for irradiating a light beam to the resin in the bag and classifying the bags into respective kinds of resins based on a reflected beam therefrom, a cleaning system for separately cleaning the respective kind of crushed resinous pieces taken out of the bag to remove foreign matters adhered onto the surfaces of the crushed resinous pieces therefrom, and a recovery system for recovering the cleaned crushed resinous pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: Techno Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takateru Imai, Kenichi Urabe, Kouji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 5985347
    Abstract: A cheese processing vat of the type having a pair of interconnected generally cylindrical wall portions with agitator panels rotating therein to sweep generally cylindrical volumes includes agitator panels which are driven to rotate in opposite directions such that the panels move through a common swept volume between their axes of rotation in the same direction. The panels are mounted such that one panel leads the other during movement through the common swept volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: Damrow Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Ejnik
  • Patent number: 5976594
    Abstract: A continuous process for turning food waste into nutritionally balanced animal feed. A production system is disclosed which includes a series of pipes and tanks through which food waste is processed and dehydrated so that the food waste is ultimately converted into nutritionally balanced animal feed. The system includes, inter alia, a blending tank in which ground food waste is agitated, suspended, and drawn off with a food pump. The food waste is then metered to a precise level so that it may be blended with a precise amount of dry feed stock. Excess food waste is returned to the blending tank to be recirculated. The food waste mixed with the dry feed stock is then converted into moist pellets which are then dried and packaged to be distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: John LaFollette
  • Patent number: 5891330
    Abstract: A system for treating human waste in remote or portable toilet facilities, including a holding tank that stores waste; a heat reservoir that receives waste from the holding tank, heats the waste to kill fecal coliform bacteria therein present, and routes the heated bacteria-free waste back through the holding tank. The holding tank maintains the heated bacteria-free waste separate from the contaminated waste but passes residual heat from the bacteria-free waste to the untreated waste. In one embodiment, a centrifuge receives the bacteria-free waste from the holding tank, separates the liquid waste from the solid waste, and discharges the liquid waste from the system. In one embodiment, the waste is pumped through the system to be heated in incremental portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Inventor: Nathan Morris
  • Patent number: 5695281
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing paint by mixing a dry paint powder with water has a paste mixing zone for mixing dry paint powder with water to a paint paste. The paste mixing zone has an inlet for the dry paint powder. The paste mixing zone further has a mixing and conveying member and a water inlet for supplying water to the dry paint powder. A grinding zone is positioned downstream of the paste mixing zone for grinding the dry paint powder contained in the paint paste and producing finished paint from the paint paste. An exit zone is positioned downstream of the grinding zone for removing the finished paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1997
    Assignee: Inotec GmbH Transport- und Fortersysteme
    Inventors: Hans Weber, Anton Muller
  • Patent number: 5606907
    Abstract: A cheese processing vat of the type having a pair of interconnected wall portions each having a compound frustoconical shape, with agitator panels rotating therein to sweep volumes which correspond to the frustoconical wall portions, said agitator panels having radially inner edge portions spaced radially outwardly from the axis of panel rotation, and the axes of rotation of the two panels are spaced at a distance less than the radius of the volumes swept by the panels. In this manner, the overlap in the volumes swept by the respective panels permits the radially outer edge portion of one panel to pass through the normally quiescent space at and beyond the axis of rotation of the other panel. A unique divergent cutting blade orientation positions a framework of outwardly extending blades and intersecting longitudinally extending blades so that the blades are neither parallel to nor perpendicular to the axis of panel rotation. This provides beneficial cross cutting of the cheese mass during processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Assignee: Damrow Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Jay